Daily Archives: August 3, 2009

40 man roster decisions this winter

With Scott Mathieson back and throwing well, it got me to thinking about the 40 man roster this winter and who could be vulnerable to the Rule 5 draft. For those of you unfamiliar with the rules regarding the roster, check the site FAQ here, where I’ve outlined the rules regarding the 40 man and how options work. Losing 4 prospects in the Lee deal will remove one pending decision (Donald), but we still have others yet to be answered. Check below for more…

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Questions for Knapp

I was originally going to do a mailbag column today, but with the huge trade I thought it would be more appropriate to do a conversation/interview piece with arguably the most integral part in that trade.  Jason Knapp is a good friend of mine and he has agreed to answer any of my questions for this site.  That being said, I am interested in any input you have.  If you email me your questions for Jason, I could get a good sense of what I should put in the column.  This column will be ready a week from today.  My email is x

Also today, August 3, is one of my favorite days of the year.  It is the birthday of the most loving, attentive, and generous person I know.  All my friends call her “Cindy the Saint” for having to put up with me and my dad.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

Daily Discussion

Down in Lakewood, the Phils 5th round draft pick, Matthew Way , will be called up to start Tuesday nights game.  Way has been fairly dominant for Williamsport with a 1.67 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 37.2 innings pitched.

Zach Collier hit his first professional homerun in the WIlliamsport win on Sunday evening.  Collier was 3-4 with 4 runs scored and the homer.  Sebastian Valle also had 4 RBI’s in the Crosscutter win.

Dominic Brown was 2-7 in his first couple of games for Reading while Mike Cisco gave up 3 ER over 6 innings in his first AA start. 

Quintin Berry continues doing all that is asked of him in Reading with his .279 average, 39 stolen bases and 69 runs scored.  Berry, 24, was the Phils 5th round draft choice in the 2006 draft.